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Risa Goluboff

Portrait of Risa Goluboff

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Risa Goluboff, Faculty Associate, is Professor of Law and Professor of History. Her scholarship focuses on the history of civil rights, labor, and constitutional law in the 20th century. Goluboff’s first book, The Lost Promise of Civil Rights (Harvard University Press, 2007), won the 2010 Order of the Coif Biennial Book Award and the 2008 James Willard Hurst Prize. Goluboff received a 2009 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Constitutional Studies and a 2012 Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship to support her current work on the demise of vagrancy laws as part of the social transformations of the 1960s. Goluboff is also co-editor (with Myriam Gilles) of Civil Rights Stories (Foundation Press, 2008), and author of numerous articles, essays, and book chapters. Goluboff teaches constitutional law, civil rights litigation, and legal and constitutional history. In 2011, she received the University of Virginia’s All-University Teaching Award.

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